Oral tuberculosis: a case report and review of the literature

D. Shanahan*, K. Staines

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Oral tuberculosis (TB) is a chronic infectious granulomatous disease that can present with ulceration in the oral cavity. This article presents a case of reactivated TB which presented as a painful oral ulcer in a patient on immunosuppressive medication. It is important for clinicians to be aware of TB when considering a differential diagnosis for oral ulceration, especially in patients who have been prescribed biological agents or other immunosuppressive medications. A delay in the diagnosis can have serious consequences to both the individual and the wider community.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-70
Number of pages6
JournalOral Surgery
Issue number1
Early online date4 Jul 2018
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2019


  • adalimumab
  • oral tuberculosis
  • oral ulceration

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